Tom Sizemore was handed down a 16 month prison sentence for being a drug addict. He violated his probation when he was picked up on a new possession charge. He will get some credit for time served. According to reports Martin Sheen was there in support and said afterwards that he didn't believe that anyone should go to prison for being a drug addict.
Actor Tom Sizemore, who pleaded no contest to a drug possession charge last year, was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison for violating his probation stemming from a separate drug case.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Rayvis ordered the sentence after authorities said they found methamphetamine in the actor's car May 8 in Bakersfield, a violation of his probation.
Sizemore was serving a 36-month probation sentence after pleading no contest in January 2006 to possession of methamphetamine. He faced 16 months in prison but was granted probation after tearfully confessing his drug addiction in court in February 2006.
Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, said prosecutors were asking for Sizemore's probation to be revoked so he could begin serving jail time for his previous conviction.
Sizemore was most recently arrested June 5 after arriving at the Airport Courthouse on La Cienega Boulevard for a hearing on the probation violation charge and has been in custody ever since. His detention was prompted by his arrest outside a Bakersfield hotel last month on suspicion of seven drug-related charges, including possession and use of crystal methamphetamine.